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Bachelor's Degree in English Language and Linguistics

University of Southampton
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Southampton
English
September 2021
Application deadline: 30 June 2021

Program description

Bachelor's Degree in English Language and Linguistics

Discover how English has developed through history and how it varies in different societies. You'll explore the language, its structure and the linguistic science behind it. You can also choose from a wide range of modules that follow your interests and career goals in the subject. We have one of the UK’s leading Modern Languages and Linguistics departments.

This English language and linguistics degree will give you an advanced knowledge of contemporary English, its development, systems and use around the world. You'll learn analytical, research and personal skills relevant to a range of careers.

You’ll take modules in:

  • applied linguistics
  • psycholinguistics
  • sociolinguistics
  • language teaching
  • English around the world

You can also study a foreign language and take modules in related disciplines, such as philosophy and film.

In your final year, you’ll write a dissertation specialising in an area that interests you. This will use the skills you developed over the rest of the course.

As part of this course you can:

  • take part in writing workshops at Nuffield Southampton Theatres
  • access a unique collection of rare books at the Chawton House Library
  • explore experimental writing with our Entropics events

This course will give you training and expertise that are of special interest to many employers. It provides the knowledge and skills to follow a wide range of careers.

Admission requirements

A-levels

ABB including English Language or another relevant essay writing subject* in Humanities or Social Sciences

International Baccalaureate Diploma

Pass, with 32 points overall with 16 points at Higher Level, including 5 at Higher Level in English Language or another relevant essay writing subject* in Humanities or Social Sciences

BTEC

  • Distinction, Distinction in the BTEC Extended Diploma plus B in A level English Language or another relevant essay writing subject* in Humanities or Social Sciences
  • Distinction, Distinction in the BTEC Diploma plus B in A level English Language or another relevant essay writing subject* in Humanities or Social Sciences
  • Distinction in the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma plus AB at A level to include English Language or another relevant essay writing subject* in Humanities or Social Sciences

Other requirements

GCSE requirements

Applicants must hold GCSE English language (or GCSE English) (minimum grade 4/C) and mathematics (minimum grade 4/C)

International Students

English language requirements

If English isn't your first language, you'll need to complete an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) to demonstrate your competence in English.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Year 1

  • Academic Skills for ML students
  • Applications of Linguistics
  • Elements of Linguistics - Sound, Structure and Meaning
  • From English to Englishes
  • Language Acquisition
  • Language, Ideologies and Attitudes
  • Structure of English
  • The Making of Modern English

You must also choose from the following modules in year 1:

  • Ethics
  • Human Origins
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Knowledge and Mind
  • Poetic Language
  • Reading Culture
  • Reading the City

Year 2

  • Sound and Voice
  • Syntax: Studying Language Structure
  • Variation and Change in English

You must also choose from the following modules in year 2:

  • Developmental Psychology
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Gender & Society
  • Globalisation: Culture, Language and The Nation State
  • How the Arts Work: A Practical Introduction to Cultural Economics
  • Intercultural Communication in a Global World
  • Learning about Culture: Introduction to Ethnography
  • Logic
  • Multilingualism
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Year 3

  • Modern Languages Dissertation

You must also choose from the following modules in year 3:

  • Advanced Syntax
  • English as a Global Language
  • Globalisation and World Politics
  • How the Arts Work: A Practical Introduction to Cultural Economics
  • Language Teaching Theory and Practice
  • Language Testing and Assessment in Society
  • Language and the City
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Sociophonetic Project Module
  • Writing in a Second Language

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

  • UK, Channel Island, Isle of Man and Irish students: £9,250 per year
  • EU and international students: £18,520 per year

Qualification

  • Final award: Bachelor of Arts
  • Name of award: English Language and Linguistics
    • Interim Exit awards: Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE)
    • Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE)
  • FHEQ level of final award: Level 6

You'll develop many skills, including:

  • gathering and interpreting information
  • working with and leading teams
  • understanding and adapting to different cultures

Career opportunities

Previous graduates have gone on to careers including:

  • translation
  • interpreting
  • teaching
  • marketing
  • publishing
  • international development
  • advertising, film and television

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